For many things we can find substitutes, but there is not now, nor will there ever be, a substitute for creative thought.
The “brightness” of the 15 percent might or might not indicate a profound feeling for the causes of things; it is largely verbal and symbol-manipulating, and is almost certainly partly an obsessional device not to know and touch risky matter, just as Freud long ago pointed out that the nagging questions of small children are a substitute for asking the forbidden questions.paul goodman
Still not satisfied that a qualified prince had been born to the dynasty, Satyavati prevailed upon her son to try a third time. It was again the turn of the first princess, but she aghast at the prospect of another encounter with Vyasa, sent to him as her substitute, a servant woman. Vyasa and this servant woman both substitutes, conceived Vidura, who became the wise counselor to the Kaurava court, said to be incarnation of the god Dharma.Bruce M. Sullivan
Notes: When Aono, Yurito's sister, attempted to kill Matsuri with a katana, Yurito stood in the path of her blade. Yurito is slain and his illusionary form (he was a fake substitute created by Aono through Yaka powers) dissolved back into a sea of papers.
War alone can carry to the maximum tension all human energies and imprint with the seal of nobility those people who have the courage to confront it; every other test is a mere substitute.
When you confuse art with propaganda, you confuse an act of God with something which can be turned on and off like the hot water faucet. If "God" means nothing to you (or less than nothing) I'll cheerfully substitute one of your own favorite words, "freedom". You confuse freedom the only freedom with absolute tyranny… all over this so called world, hundreds of millions of servile and insolent inhuman unbeings are busily unrolling in the enlightenment of propaganda.e. e. cummings
Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.steve martin
Justice is not to be taken by storm. She is to be wooed by slow advances. substitute statute for decision, and you shift the center of authority, but add no quota of inspired wisdom.benjamin n. cardozo
Prophecy, however honest, is generally a poor substitute for experience.benjamin n. cardozo
There is no substitute for a militant freedom. The only alternative is submission and slavery.calvin coolidge
Facts and not merely opinions are what we want. Emotionalism is not a substitute for the truth.joseph lewis
I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.diane sawyer
The stock exchange is a poor substitute for the Holy Grail.joseph schumpeter
Men substitute words for reality and then argue about the words.edwin howard armstrong
“Charity is false, futile, and poisonous when offered as a substitute for justice.”henry george
Courage is the highest quality for a soldier, but technology is a fine substitute.david mitchell
Feminism was always wrong to pretend that women could “have it all.” It is not male society but mother nature who lays the heaviest burden on woman. No husband or day care can adequately substitute for a mother’s attention. My feminist heroes are the boldly independent and childless Amelia Earhart and Katherine Hepburn, who has been outspoken in her opposition to the delusion of “having it all.”camille paglia
Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens.howard zinn
Israel , as the Jewish state, must disappear from the map. The so called peace-path is not peace and it is not a substitute for jihad and resistance.
Christ said "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself" and when asked "who is thy neighbour? went on to the parable of the Good Samaritan. If you wish to understand this parable as it was understood by his hearers, you should substitute "Germans and Japanese" for Samaritan. I fear my modern day Christians would resent such a substitution, because it would compel them to realize how far they have departed from the teachings of the founder of their religion.bertrand russell
They err , that through indulgence to others, or fondness to any sin in themselves, substitute for repentance anything less.
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.